Missionary Independent Spiritual Church
Forestville, California Pastor: Rev. catherine yronwode.
Four Altars Gospel Sanctuary
Joshua Tree, California Pastor: Rev. Deacon Millett.
Divine Harmony Spiritual Church
Knoxville, Tennessee Pastor: Rev. Jon Saint Germain.
Caroline Dye Memorial Chapel
Willitts, California Pastor: Rev. Michaele Maurer.
Sacred Clarity Spiritual Church
Pastor: Rev. Valentina Burton.
Santisima Muerte Chapel of Perpetual Pilgrimage
Santa Rosa, California Pastor: Rev. Sister Robin Petersen. *
Pastor: Rev. Johannes Gårdbäck
Five Gates Spiritual Church
Pastor: Rev. Kirk White
We are praying
in the Morning,
in the Evening.
IN to th
e LMC Radi
The LMC Radio Network is a community radio alliance of met
aphysical, spiritual, inspirational, and political-justice broadcasters spanning a wide range of topics. At the present time, the LMC Radio Network has SEVEN weekly shows in the line-up, with more on the way:
The Lucky Mojo Hoodoo Rootwork Hour with
catherine yronwode and ConjureMan Ali.
Featuring panel discussions on traditional African American hoodoo spellcasting with members of AIRR, plus free readings and ma
gical rootwork advice for our call-in clients -- this is the longest-running conjure show on radio!
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Pacific / 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern
Candelo's Corner with Candelo Kimbisa.
The voice of authentic Cuban Palo and Dominican Sanse in the United States, with special guests representing the entire range of African Traditional and Diasporic Traditional Religions, telling it true from the ancestors to you!
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Pacific / 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Eastern
The Crystal Silence League Hour with Rev. Jon Saint Germain.
Spiritual guidance on the practical use of crystals and crystal balls in the development of mental concentration and mind power, silent influence over others, divination and scrying of the future, and telepathic contact with people and spirits.
5:00 PM-6:00 PM Pacific / 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern
In The Streets with Beverley Smith.
Front page reports on the ongoing struggle for racial, social, and gender justice in America and the world, brought to you straight from the heart by an empowered and impassioned activist-priestess of ruthless compassion and insight.
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Pacific / 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM Eastern
On Sacred Ground with Khi Armand.
Broadcasting the voices of the land and the deceased, your host - aided by scholars, spiritworkers, and environmentalists - weaves together history, ethnography, and subjective experience to explore the unique promises and challenges of our time.
5:00 - 6:30 PM Pacific / 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Eastern
From deep in the heart of Texas comes your weekly schooling in down-home conjure, laced with country wit and Biblical wisdom. The old Professor is a natural man with a silver tongue who knows his roots and delivers the lucky numbers!
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Pacific / 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM Eastern
Liquid Libations with Andrea Weston.
Where poetry, short stories, and the spoken word come alive: Listen to the voices of our ancestors and companions, from the four corners of the world, uplifting, spiritual, heartbreaking, righteous, and complex -- they are speaking to you. Second Wednesdays are Youth Poetry Nights, and Third Wednesdays are Erotic Poetry Nights.
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Pacific / 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Eastern
Readings on the Corner with
Candelo Kimbisa and Guests.
This unscheduled "pop-up" Monday night show features Candelo Kimbisa and a dynamic line-up of invited guest-readers who employ cartomancy, bone reading, obi, chamalongos, and scrying to give free spiritual readings to callers.
Watch for it!
We hope you're staying cool! Temperatures are steadily climbing all across the country and summer has truly arrived.
Some exciting news: Divine Harmony Spiritual Church, one of the Sister churches of Missionary Independent Spiritual Church, erected a new Chapel building in June! You can see pictures of the raising of the Chapel on Facebook and on the website, the link to which you can find on the sidebar to the left.
We hope you enjoy this special double Summer Issue!
Jon Saint Germain
More on Divination with Stones
Last issue we discussed a very simple method for performing divination by reading stones, and also learned this practice is called
. We also learned a simple method of divination involving three stones. Let's take a look at some other techniques.
If you expand the number of stones from three to four stones, of different colors and materials, and assign a different meaning to each, your options for interpretation increase accordingly. You can certainly assign your own meanings to each stone, or use existing oracular systems, but here is a simple suggested example:
You can add more stones, and more meanings, as your confidence grows.
Other Methods of Casting
The simplest form of Lithomancy is to draw stones from the bag in which you carry them and interpret their meaning. You can draw one stone, and interpret it, or as many as you wish. You can also interpret the stones remaining in the bag. Many people start their day with a single-stone "draw," taking the advice of the rune to help them through the day's events.
Casting Upon a Surface
More often, stones are cast upon a surface, such as a cloth or in a bowl. While a straight toss of the stones onto a cloth is more than sufficient, dividing the casting cloth into quadrants or sections adds further dimension to the readings. This is an eons-old method that appears in many oracles. A circle, square or other shape is drawn on the casting surface, and divided into four or more sections, like a pie. Each section or quadrant is assigned a meaning. When the stones are cast onto the surface, their meaning is influenced depending upon which quadrant they land.
Special cloths, pre-printed with various designs, are commercially available for both stone and card casting, but in my experience, most professional readers eschew these. If a reader uses an inscribed surface, they usually prefer to make it themselves. Much of the magic of an object derives from the act of making the tool.
Casting in a bowl is an another technique, and in most cases the bowl is inscribed with divisions and symbols which are interpreted depending on where the stones land within the bowl. There are many ways to perform this style of divination. You can roll the objects around in the bowl and cast them onto a cloth. You can roll them in the bowl and read them while they remain in the bowl. You can also have the questioner reach into the bowl and select one or more objects while concentrating on a question. Many bowls are available commercially, but like casting cloths, most experienced Lithomancers prefer to make their own.
The more sections into which the surface is divided, the more options for interpretation.
In this method, the cloth is divided into four quadrant by drawing or inscribing a cross on it. What each quadrant represents can vary. A simple system divides the casting area into four directions: Above, Below, Left and Right. Alternately, these directions could be described as North, South, East and West.
Designating the quadrants Past, Present, Future, and Influences is one possibility. Assigning various archetypes is another, such as God, Goddess, Moon, Fire, Water, Saturn, Mars, Jupiter, Venus, etc.
A suggested method of interpretation:
- Above you: The Future. What events or influences are coming in.
- Below you: The Past. Influences or events that are leaving.
- To the Left: Blessings. Conditions or people that help you.
- To the Right: Obstacles. Conditions or people that block you.
The Mystic Cross
Draw four stones from the bag, one at a time. Lay the stones out in a cross pattern.
- The stone nearest you is the current issue you're facing.
- The stone to the left is the past, or conditions that are passing away.
- The stone to the right is the future or conditions that are coming into your life.
- The center stone represents current challenges to overcome.
As you can see, even with four stones, there are limitless combinations and methods of interpretations available to the Lithomancer. If you find yourself drawn toward this fascinating field of divination, I predict a forthcoming book on the subject from MISC appearing very soon!
Please address any questions, comments or suggestions to:
Reverend Adele Clemens
Founder of Divine Harmony Spiritual Church
recently, very little was known about the Reverend Adele Clemens, founder of Divine Harmony Spiritual Churc
h. We know that she wrote the introductio
n to How to Conduct a Candlelight
Service by Mikhail Strabo and that she founded her church in Harlem sometime in the 1930s. She's mentioned in many articles on Spiritualism but very little was known about her.
When I inherited the Church two years ago, I began a search for information about Reverend Clemens. Other than a few footnotes about her scattered through the literature of Spiritualism, I came up rather dry.
Fortunately, the Internet age has spawned many projects dedicated to vigorously digitizing old newspapers. I began searching for references to Reverend Clemens and found several articles about her, most only recently archived. The most informative article was digitized about a week before I began construction of my own chapel. These articles were a wealth of information which shed light on a hitherto shadowy figure from a formative time in Hoodoo and Spiritualist History.
Possibly the most astonishing revelation, at least to those of us who had assumed Reverend Clemens had been an African-American woman from Harlem, was that she was described by a reporter as a "petite blonde, who wore her hair in ringlets, with a high-pitched, birdlike voice."
Adele Clemens claimed to have been a grand-niece of Samuel Langhorn Clemens, the famous author. Her most prized possession was a bouquet of roses from Samuel Clemens' childhood home. She said of organized religion, "I never went by any form, but through transmission of spiritual energy into mental power." She also admired Helena Blavatsky, saying, "I have the Blavatsky Secret Doctrine, but it's a little too mathematical for me."
She goes on to say, "I don't think you can turn the Spirit on like hot and cold water."
Reverend Clemens had a ministry at Carnegie Hall in New York, then in Harlem, where she was associated with the famous and sometimes notorious Spiritualist leader Reverend Major J. Divine, and finally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, where I found the majority of the newspaper articles.
Her place was not only a spiritual center, but a studio where she also displayed her artwork. Painting and religion, she said, were the two main passions of her life.
Her brother was a partner in Saxon and Clemens, a reputable art framery and studio whose prints you can still find for sale to this day. She apparently acquired many of the antique etchings, which she coloured by hand, from him.
During one interview, she remarked, "When you speak of brotherhood, I think of what Mark Twain once said about the weather. 'They all talk about it, but do nothing about it."
In partnership with Hereward Carrington, the famous investigator and promoter of parapsychological phenomena, she opened a Spiritual center and toured around the country lecturing on Divine Harmony. Some of the titles of her lectures were "Why America will Prosper, "Our Living Dead," and "How to Reach your Star."
I can find no further references to Reverend Clemens past 1942. Whether she continued her ministry, married, or retired, I cannot say.
In my own chapel, the rebirth of Divine Harmony Spiritual Church, I have an altar dedicated to Reverend Clemens and a special Divine Harmony devotional candle bearing her likeness.
Please address any questions, comments or suggestions to:
Featured Crystal of the Month: Lithium Quartz
Emotional and physical balance. Associated with the crown and soul star chakras.
of the Day:
The Care and Feeding of Crystals
Remember the daily method.
Continue to connect with us in mind and heart.
From the Mailbox: